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Privacy Policy

National Institute for Health Care Management Educational and Research Foundation (NIHCM Foundation)

This document governs the privacy policy of our website, http://www.nihcm.org.

Definitions

"Non-Personal Information" (NPI) is information that is in no way personally identifiable and that is obtained automatically when you access our website with a web browser. "Personally Identifiable Information" (PII) is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and provided by you in order for us to provide you with a service. PII may include information such as your name, address, phone number and other related information that you provide to us.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

Our Privacy Policy tells you what PII we may collect from you and how we use it.

NIHCM Foundation is committed to the security and privacy of all our customers. We respect your privacy and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of your PII you share with us.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. You understand that these websites are not under our control and are not subject to our Privacy Policy. These websites will likely have their own privacy policies. We have no responsibility for these websites and provide links to these websites solely for your convenience.

You acknowledge that your use and access of these websites is solely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to see how they treat your personal information.

Information We Collect

Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our website. As a visitor to our website, you can browse our website to find out more about us and our programs. You are not required to provide us with any PII as a visitor.

However, if you enter our award or grant programs, register for an event or subscribe to an email update through our website, you must provide PII in order for us to provide you with the service you request. You will be considered a registered user. We collect your PII in the following ways:

At Registration

When you register, we collect your name and email address and other information pertinent to the program.

Online Forms

There may be online forms used in our website. The information you enter into these online forms may contain PII.

Cookies

Our website uses “cookies.” A cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. We use cookies to identify the areas of our website that you have visited. We may also use cookies to identify you as an already registered user so that you can access various parts or features of our website. Finally, we may use cookies to personalize the content that you see on our website. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of cookies. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access features on our website correctly or at all. We never place PII in cookies.

Web Beacons

We may also use a technology called web beacons to collect general information about your use of our website and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people that open our emails. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our website.

Automatic Information

We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our website, if any, but does not included any PII. This automatice information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the internet, your internet website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our users to help improve our website.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy

Our website uses “Google Analytics” to collect information about the use of our site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to our site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use.

You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. 

How Information is Used

We use the information we receive from you as follows:

Providing and Improving Our Website

We may use the PII you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to provide our website to you as well as to make improvements to it.

Email Communications

When we communicate with you about our website, we will use the email address you provided when registering. We may also send you emails with promotional information about our programs. You can change contact preferences at any time by contacting NIHCM Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or using the contact form on the website.

Legally Required Releases of Information

We may be legally required to disclose your PII, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our legal terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other webssite users; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, our users, employees, and affiliates.

Disclosures to Successors

If our business is acquired or merges, in whole or in part, with another business that would become responsible for providing the website to you, we retain the right to transfer your PII to the new business. The new business would retain the right to use your PII according to the terms of this Privacy Policy as well as to any changes to this Privacy Policy as instituted by the new business.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties except as permitted by law (below).

Third party disclosures of information permitted by law include but are not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers who provide certain services for our business, such as computer system services, shipping, data management, or promotional services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, and (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments or otherwise required to be made under applicable law.

If you attend one of our events, we may occasionally share the RSVP list with an organization partnering with us on the applicable event. If you do not wish your information to be shared in this manner, please contact us.

“Do Not Track” Settings

Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our website does not track your movement within our website. Our website does obey such settings when transmitted to and detected by our website. Due to circumstances that are outside our control (i.e. internet transmission issues, web browser/web server incompatibilities, etc.), we may not always be able to detect and honor this setting. However, this does not change our compliance in any other way with our Privacy Policy.

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy

We follow the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Our website is directed towards adults. NIHCM Foundation does not knowingly collect information online from children under the age of 13.

Our Email Policy

We comply with the federal CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business.

Our Security Policy

We have taken steps to build our website using sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your PII. When we collect your PII through our website, we will encrypt your PII before it travels over the Internet using industry standards as establishing for conducting secure online transactions. We also use industry standard technologies such as secure routers and fire walls to make sure that your PII is safe. Unfortunately, we cannot fully guarantee secure data transmission over the Internet because of its nature.

Once we receive your PII, we have industry standard security measures in place to protect against the loss or misuse of your PII, though again, we cannot fully guarantee against such loss or misuse. We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our website and not share it with anyone.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

In order to maintain effective privacy practices, NIHCM Foundation reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time without notice. You are encouraged to periodically review this policy. Your continued use of our website or our services and products after any change to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Questions about Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the contact us information found on our website or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated: March 21, 2016

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